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Beaufort County cleans up after storms cause damage

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Thursday night's storms knocked out power to about 2,000 people in the Lowcountry.

Strong winds uprooted trees and some of them landed on cars and houses.

In Beaufort County, one tree fell on an apartment building at the Oaks at Broad River Landing.

Crews are working to try to get the tree cleaned up after it came down late Thursday afternoon.

The tree landed on the right side of building 200 in the complex, going through the roof and the window of the second floor apartment.

Alicia Stevens lives in the building, and when she returned home on Thursday night, her first thought was about her dog that was home alone.

"I couldn't believe it," she said. "I was just like, I have no idea what happened. There was tape everywhere, right here, and I saw the tree was tilted over and it went through a window."

The tree didn't hit her apartment, and her dog is ok, but the storms on Thursday night created scenes like this throughout the county.

At the Kangaroo Gas Station on Highway 170, a tree fell on part of its roof, leaving a huge hole, and on Broad River Boulevard, an uprooted tree fell across the road.

All together, emergency crews in Beaufort County responded to more than 30 storm-related calls on Thursday night. Fifteen of them were in Burton, involving trees and downed power lines.

The people who live on the side of the building damaged by the tree are staying in hotels until the roof is repaired. The good news is no one was hurt.

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